Most of the weight loss programs I see advertised tell you how fast you can lose weight with their system. The question I have for those weight loss programs is this: What is the point of losing weight fast, if you are going to regain all the weight back and in many cases with interest? I guess it is good for business because their customers will have to come back again and again each year to lose the same weight over again.
Here are some facts you need to know about losing weight and keeping it off.
Fact #1: Your current eating and activity habits are responsible for the shape you are in today. The only way you can lose weight and get in shape permanently is to change the habits that got you there in the first place.
Fact #2: In order to lose weight fast, you must change all your bad habits at once. The problem with changing all your bad habits at once is that you will overwhelm yourself and burnout and regain all the weight back, no matter how great the results are. I have heard many people claim that once you see results you will be motivated to maintain them. That’s not true, and don’t even take my word for it. Just think about it. How many people do you know who lose weight only to gain it back? If results alone where enough to motivate them to maintain those results, than how come the vast majority of people who lose weight, gain it back?
The only way to lose weight, if you want to keep the weight off after you lose it, is to lose the weight by making all the necessary changes in your eating and activity habits slowly over time, not all at once. This is the way I approach weight loss at my facility Olympus Personal Training & Weight Management in Danbury CT with great success. Yes, it may take you few extra weeks or months to lose weight, but at least you won’t have to lose the same weight again next year. Again, what is the point of losing the weight fast, only to regain it all back and in many cases with interest?